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Firebug 1.5b1

Ok, our work on features for Firebug 1.5b1 is complete!  We pass all of our tests on Firefox 3.5.4; one test fails on Firefox 3.6b and Firefox 3.7a. That test covers one of our new breakpoint features and we’ll need to work with Firefox team to fix it.

Special Thanks! to Mike Sabine Radcliffe for new enhancements to the inspector and an impressive investigation of and solution to inspector bugs. The 1.5 inspector is very solid.

Now we are looking for user feedback and bug reports. We expect to have about six to eight weeks to fix bugs in 1.5. Once Firefox 3.6 ships we will pretty much end work on 1.5 except for a few tweaks or fixes. So now is the time to try 1.5 on your web site and let us know.

We made a big push at the end here so I’ll cover the the changes since 1.5a26 first, then in a later post we’ll go over the new features in detail.

  • Locale is-IS, Icelandic (Iceland), contribution by Kristjan
  • vi-VN locale (contribution by loveleeyoungae)
  • Issue 2371: Placement of numbers indicating offset/margin/border/padding prevents display of more than 3 digits in the value
  • Issue 2373: inspect hightlight wrong when scrolling
  • Issue 1652: Negative Margins Show As Positive
  • Issue 1897: Add indicator for position:relative (like margin and padding indication).
  • Issue 2242: [req] hover overlay enhancements: negative margins and positioning
  • Issue 2403: Universal CSS selector can cause issues with inspect
  • Issue 1896: FB Panels with no options should disable selection of the options pulldown
  • Issue 2378: Inspector is slightly slower now that the quick info box has been added
  • Issue 2382: Search field hidden by ‘next previous’ popup when firebug in new window that is maximised
  • Issue 1909: DOM – Copy field name contribution by blindwanderer
  • Issue 2061: ‘Net’ tab shows requests under the wrong file type
  • Issue 2383: Show Quick Info Box stays on top of element to inspect
  • Issue 2390: “Inspect Element” doesn’t activate HTML tab in Firebug window
  • Issue 2392: Object in DOM tab doesn’t refresh properly
  • Issue 206: UI gets stuck with both Edit and Inspect buttons pushed on CSS panel
  • Issue 1172: Enhancement: Display Firebug icon next to “Inspect Element” context menu item
  • Issue 2393: Quick Info Box needs a keyboard shortcut
  • Issue 2394: Layout information shows the wrong values
  • Issue 2396: Inspector options difficult to find in the Firebug options menu
  • Issue 425: On RTL Systems the console text box is RTL too. It should allways be LTR.
  • Issue 594: Classin skin: warning icon looks weird
  • Issue 2399: Open with editor does nothing on Vista
  • Issue 1009: Firebug improperly retains scroll position in “Style” pane
  • Issue 1017: “Show functions defined by the user” in DOM tab includes internal functions
  • Issue 2401: HTML mutate flag is not always removed
  • Issue 1721: Tries to “display” -moz-binding url
  • Issue 2402: Cannot overlay the fbToolbox as there are two elements with that ID in the DOM
  • Issue 2403: Universal CSS selector can cause issues with inspect
  • Issue 2406: Quick Info Box stays visible when changing Firebug Tabs
  • Issue 2407: Quick Info Box does not always move on mouseover
  • Issue 2063: Error message “The resource from this URL is not text”
  • Issue 1966: Error traceback no longer always picks up the right function names.


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